Mo Abudu becomes first African to chair Emmy awards gala –

Media mogul, Mo Abudu, has become the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abudu performed the role at the recently concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.

In June, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had appointed the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Media to chair the gala.

This followed her appointment as the first African director of the Academy, signalling a change in the opportunities opening up for television content producers on the continent.

Sharing the moment on her Instagram page on Wednesday. Abudu wrote @moabudu, “Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers.


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